Physical Therapy

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Sep 14, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Miller Presents at Inter-professional Simulation Conference

Dr. Amy Miller, assistant professor and director of entry-level DPT curriculum, and Colleen Chancler of Good Shepard Penn Partners Penn Medicine shared their collaborative work using high fidelity human simulators at the Inter-professional Simulation Conference held July 15 and 16 at Widener...

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Aug 25, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Poorman ’92M Awarded for Service to Limb Loss Community

Cindy Poorman ’92M received The Amputee Coalition’s Burgess Award, reports Healio.com, a medical news outlet. Recipients of the award, which recognizes professionals serving the limb loss community, were announced at the 2015 Amputee Coalition National Conference in July. Poorman is a...

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Aug 7, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Brady O’Mara ’97M, an Alumnus on Top of the World

This story originally ran in the Summer 2015 issue of Arcadia magazine. Brady O’Mara ’97M stared at the Alaskan wilderness from 20,320 feet, a razor-sharp wind cutting through him. He was one of four who made it to the summit of Denali, North America’s highest mountain, out of an expedition team...

<b>Janet Hertz ’16DPT</b> takes the blood pressure of an attendee at the Korean Health Expo.

Jul 15, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

DPT Students Assist, Educate More Than 100 at Korean Health Expo

Working under the supervision of a physician, Arcadia students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program presented on the physical therapy field, took blood pressures, and led exercises at the Korean Health Expo on Saturday, June 13, in the Commons. More than 100 local Korean-American community...

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Jul 15, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Stackhouse Presents at Continuing Education Seminar in Plainsboro, N.J.

Dr. Scott Stackhouse, assistant professor of physical therapy, presented a continuing education seminar titled “Are you stimulating your patients’ best outcomes: an electrotherapy update” to the University Medical Center at Princeton in Plainsboro, N.J. in the spring.

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Jul 15, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Eastlack Publishes Article in ‘Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences’

Dr. Marty Eastlack, assistant professor of physical therapy, co-wrote an article titled “Asymmetry in CT Scan Measures of Thigh Muscle 2 Months After Hip Fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies,” which was published in Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.

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Jul 14, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Eckenrode Presents at Physical Therapy Conference in Spain

Dr. Brian Eckrenrode, assistant professor of physical therapy, gave a lecture at the Internationales de Fisioterapia, Fisterapia Desportes conference in Madrid, Spain, in the spring. At the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, he presented “Rehabilitation of Achilles Tendinopathy” and served as...

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Jul 14, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Readinger Receives Award from Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Project

Dr. Janet Readinger, assistant professor of physical therapy, was awarded $1,000 from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association for her project titled “Brief, Intense Exercise Program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, Movement Camp: A...

Physical therapy students helped persons with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson Disease regain mobility at Movement Camp.

Jun 4, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Movement Is the Goal at Second Annual Camp

After the success of the physical therapy program’s first Movement Camp last year, the weeklong intensive exercise program once again served as a place to improve coordination, balance, gait, and mobility in people with Parkinson Disease. Participants from the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program joined...

May 4, 2015 Purnell Cropper

PT Students Promote STEM Careers at Showcase

On April 18, six Doctor of Physical Therapy students participated in the fourth annual Pyramid STEM Showcase at the Leon H. Sullivan Center in Philadelphia. Teresa Gero ’16DPT, Diane Kim ’16DPT, Betsy Lane ’16DPT, Rebecca Nitz ’16DPT, Christian Porter ’16DPT, and...

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Apr 17, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Eckenrode Presents at PPTA Southeast District Mini-Combined Sections Meeting

Dr. Brian Eckenrode, assistant professor, presented on “Rehabilitation Following Articular Cartilage Procedures of the Knee” and "Return to Sport Following Articular Cartilage Procedures of the Knee” at the PPTA Southeast District Mini-Combined Sections Meeting on March 21 in Philadelphia, Pa....